Republican support for Donald Trump running again in 2024 falls to just 45% in new poll and even 30% say he should be banned from seeking office for life
- Republicans quickly lost interest in former President Donald Trump running for president again new polling shows
- While 65 per cent wanted a Trump 2024 campaign in December, that number dropped 20 points to 45 per cent in January
- The January 6 insurrection may have played a role with 30 per cent of Republicans saying Trump should be barred from seeking office again
In new polling conducted by Echelon Insights, 45 per cent of GOP-leaning voters in January said they wanted to see Trump run for the White House again in four years, down from the 65 per cent who said so in December.
The January 6 insurrection may have played a role in the 20-point dip as January polling found that even 30 per cent of Republicans wanted to see the ex-president barred from holding office again after the MAGA riot.
Republicans are losing interest in having President Donald Trump run for the White House again in 2024
Prior to the January 6 Capitol Hill insurrection, 65 per cent of Republicans wanted to see former President Donald Trump run in 2024. In January, that number fell to 45 per cent
About a third of Republicans polled said they believed former President Donald Trump should be barred from holding public office again after the January 6 MAGA riot
President Donald Trump got more support to be the future leader of his party after losing the election and through December, but in January that number dipped to 41 per cent, with nearly the same percentage wanting a new leader of the GOP
At the same time, Democrats and independents were way more keen to see Trump punished for his role in inciting the crowd on January 6.
Fifty-two per cent of independents said Trump shouldn’t be able to run again, with 85 per cent of Democrats in agreement.
Thirty per cent of Republicans also agreed that Trump should be banned from social media platforms, with 29 per cent saying they’d support the ex-president being censured by Congress.
The smallest group of Republicans, 21 per cent, wanted to see Trump impeached and convicted.
Trump’s Senate trial begins on Capitol Hill next week.
Pollsters also asked Republicans over the past few months who they wanted as the leader of their party.
Trump’s popularity actually increased after he lost the November 3 election to President Joe Biden.
In November, 52 per cent of Republicans said they wanted Trump to be the leading voice of their party.
That number popped up to 61 per cent in December.
It then plummeted 20 points to 41 per cent in January, with 40 per cent of Republicans now saying they’d like ‘someone new’ to take control of the party.